Monday, September 15, 2014

Happy List~ Winning, TMNT, Painting and Healthy Pizza

I have always thought it was important to share what makes you happy. This is why I love posting my Happy List.  I started off with Woo Hoo Wednesday but then found a linky party for Happy List, although the party no longer exist I kept the Happy List, this way I do not make only Wednesday the day I post my Happy List.  It has been awhile since I have posted a Happy List and I am sorry for that.

I won a blog give away I posted it about it once without pictures.  Patty's Pretty Things had a Give Away x2 and I won!  I love what Patty makes.  I love her cards and tags.   Her blog is one of my absolutes I have to read, she is so creative and I love how she takes us with her on her adventures.  Thanks Patty!  Her give away was two parts really.  Her creative tags and cards (by the way she sales these too) and green Ball canning jars.  The company reached out to her, you can read about it here in her give away by clicking here Give Away x2.
 Six Green Ball Jars, Canning Tags, A beautiful booklet, three buttons and two gift cards.
  Here are the two gift cards.  Patty does such a great job!
  The buttons are just too cute!
I just love the green Ball Canning Jars.
Oh I have plans for these babies!  Three of them will be for canning because I want to keep three of them true for their purpose and we will be canning real soon.  The other three will become two different projects.  Watch for my post by the end of the month for these projects, I have all the supplies and am in hopes to start making them next weekend. 
I am excited to see how they will urn out!  HAPPY!!!

I repainted areas I was not fond of with my Japanese Bridge painting.  I am much HAPPIER now.
I also repainted some areas of my first painting.  I thought it was too dark and I did not add enough white the first time.  I am HAPPY about this one too.
We had Taj spend the night with us last Friday.  Friday night we took him to dinner and then the mall where he played in the children's play area. While we were there I noticed Build A Bear had Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and thought that would be something neat for Taj.  While Taj was climbing he noticed them too and pointed them out.  Naturally we left with Raphael.  He and I played a lot of combat with Raphael's sticks on Saturday.
Saturday early afternoon, Ethan, Noah, Taj, and I went to Rene's Ceramics and painted.  Saturday we will pick up the finished products.  Everyone was HAPPY with painting.
 Taj working on his very colorful Spiderman Bank.
 Ethan working on his coyote.
 Noah working on his game controller box.

One last HAPPY thing to announce.  I GOT THE JOB!!!  WOO HOO!

One of our favorite meals is pizza, who knows maybe we are mutant turtles too?  Todd and I are trying hard to work on watching carbs so I found this wonderful Cauliflower Crust Pizza.  I tried a few and this one is true pizza where you can pick up the pizza and eat it.
  • 4 cups raw cauliflower rice
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup soft goat cheese (chevre) Important NOT to substitute other cheese for the goat cheese!
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian Seasoning
  • pinch of salt
  1.  Preheat Oven 400F.
  2. Start on the cauliflower rice.  Clean the cauliflower and place cauliflower florets into a food processor.  You will then pulse (small batches) the cauliflower until the texture is like rice.
  3. Next you will need to cook the cauliflower rice.  In a large pot with about an inch of water, and bring it to a boil. Add the cauliflower rice and cover for about 4-5 minutes. 
  4. Drain into a fine-mesh strainer and transfer to a clean thin towel (tea towel) or cheese cloth.  This is very important step.  Wrap up the steamed cauliflower rice in the dishtowel, twist it up, then squeeze all the excess moisture out!  You are going to be very surprised how much moisture you will be squeezing out.
  5. In a large bowl add the cauliflower rice, beaten egg, goat cheese, and seasoning.  You will need to mix this well.  I typically use my hands when mixing like this.  
  6. Next we are ready to add our crust to the pizza pan.  You will need to make sure you line the pan with parchment paper.  Add your mixture and press into the shape you want your pizza.  Keep the dough about 1/3″ thick, and make the edges a little higher for a crust effect.
  7. Bake the crust for 35-40 minutes.  The crust will be golden and firm when it is ready to be taken out of the oven.
  8. Now you top your pizza however way you wish.  We used our own pizza sauce we canned from our tomatoes, I added a little garlic to the sauce.  Then I layered baby spinach and sliced Roma Tomatoes, a little diced garlic, crumble feta cheese.  
  9. After you have added your toppings you need to bake an additional 5-10 minutes until the cheese is hot and bubbly.
  10. Cut into your pizza and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I love the creativity you're sharing here....nice activities for you and the boys! Wow, Taj has really grown a whole lot this summer, it seems.

    Thanks for sharing this post with me, sweet friend! :)



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